Tokyo Olympics: Nesthy Petecio falls short in her bid for gold as Japan’s Sena Irie wins points decision

//Tokyo Olympics: Nesthy Petecio falls short in her bid for gold as Japan’s Sena Irie wins points decision

Tokyo Olympics: Nesthy Petecio falls short in her bid for gold as Japan’s Sena Irie wins points decision

Philippines’ Nesthy Petecio fell just short in her bid to add Tokyo Olympic gold to her 2019 World Championship win, losing by unanimous points decision to Sena Irie of Japan in the featherweight final at the Kokugikan Arena on Tuesday.The 20-year-old Tokyo-based fighter leapt for joy before bursting into tears as the judges awarded her a unanimous points win, the first elite title of her short career.Who are Asia’s top gold medal hopes at the Olympic Games?It was heartbreak for 29-year-old…

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